WHH30: I need MORE MONEY! Get the GRIT with Matt Manero

Matt Manero Heather Havenwood

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Who is Matt Manero?

Matt is the CEO of four companies that generate over $100,000,000 each year and has over 10,000 clients. One of these businesses has made it onto Inc. Magazine's Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America in 2014, 2015, and 2016. He's also the author of The Grit and his upcoming book launching in the summer of 2017, I Need More Money.

“I’m not a lifestyle business guy. I’m a maximum profit business guy.” – Matt Manero

Why Do We Always Need More Money?

The inspiration behind Matt's upcoming book was a tragic wake-up call. Matt's brother-in-law was suddenly diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, had a wife and four children, no life or health insurance, and only $100 in his bank account.

Matt's success in business led to him being able to cover the expenses of his brother-in-law's treatment and, while he did unfortunately pass away one year later, it helped Matt realize that he needed to think differently about the money he was making.

He set out to help others realize that, while they might be financially successful, it still may not be enough. Life is going to throw unexpected things at you and just being able to pay your bills and take a vacation every once in a while is not good enough.

“LIFE begins at $150,000 a year. LIFE gets better at $250,000 and LIFE gets real good at $500,000.” – Matt Manero

What is a $30,000 Millionaire

It seems to be a trend right now to “fake it until you make it.” I see this all the time. The guy with the $30,000 salary living in a luxury condo and driving a Mercedes. It's as if entrepreneurs today care more about appearing successful than actually being successful.

“The whole damn point of entrepreneurship is to make money!” – Heather Havenwood

Women Make Better Managers

You might think I'm the one declaring this since I'm a woman. You'd be wrong. Matt actually brought this up during my appearance on his podcast, I Need More Money, (video posted below) and I absolutely agree with him!

“The two toughest people on my executive management team are women and they are tough as nails. They are better at business decisions than I am.” – Matt Manero

If you are short on time, here are the highlights of I need MORE MONEY! Get the Grit with Matt Manero:

Why Does Matt Need More Money? (2:30)
Why You Need to Stop Living a False Positive (10:23)
What is a $30,000 Millionaire (13:20)
Matt's Entrepreneurial Journey (19:47)
Women Make Better Managers (28:24)
Why You Need to Delegate as Soon as Possible (30:00)

Connect with Matt Manero

Matt's website

Matt Manero's Bio

Matt Manero combines his business brilliance with more than 20 years of hands-on experience in transportation equipment finance. Today, he is a CEO leading four companies that generate over $100,000,000 per year in business with a base of more than 10,000 clients. In 1995, he launched his first business, Commercial Fleet Financing, Inc., with the unyielding confidence of a single client, a trucker. Today Commercial Fleet Financing, Inc. made Inc. magazines Top 500/5000. Matt is the creator behind CFFnation.com and hosts his own weekly Radio Show aptly named, The Grit which airs on CFFnation.com.